8 Exciting New Book Releases | March & April 2020

A little over a month ago, I published a list of book releases to watch out for this year. At the time, there weren’t a lot of 2020 lists out yet. I had to dig deep to find a lot of the books, and missed out on some really interesting releases. Now that I’ve seen other people share their favourite upcoming releases, I bring you a list of some of more books that intrigued me. Here are 8 amazing titles released between March and April this year.

(Side note – how stunning are all these covers?!)


March 2020

Book covers: Fiebre Tropical by Juliana Delgado Lopera, Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn, Deacon King Kong by James McBride, The Lady's Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness by Sarah Ramey, and Later: My Life at the Edge of the World by Paul Lisicky

Fiebre Tropical by Juliana Delgado Lopera

  • Written in Spanglish
  • Queer girl moves from Colombia to Florida
  • Religious school setting

Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn

  • Hawai’i
  • Magical realism surrounding sharks
  • Complicated family dynamics

Deacon King Kong by James McBride

  • 1960s New York
  • Church deacon suddenly shoots a drug dealer in public
  • Story unravels motive and everyone’s strange involvement

The Lady’s Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness by Sarah Ramey

  • Medical memoir
  • Author was told her medical condition was in her head for years
  • Explores the issue of doctors not taking women’s health seriously

Later: My Life at the Edge of the World by Paul Lisicky

  • Memoir
  • 1990s Provincetown
  • Gay community and the AIDS crisis

April 2020

Book covers: Vanishing Monuments by John Elizabeth Stintzi, The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix, and Notes from an Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back by Mark O'Connell

Vanishing Monuments by John Elizabeth Stintzi

  • Non-binary author
  • Protagonist returns home to see their mother after 30 years
  • Dementia + exploration of memory and grief

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

  • 90s Charleston
  • Group of mothers who meet for a book club
  • A handsome vampire arrives in town and sends them on an investigation

Notes from an Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back by Mark O’Connell

  • Memoir
  • Author traveled the world to see how people prepare for the apocalypse
  • Investigation with a personal perspective

Know of any book releases for March and April that you feel are missing from this list? Hit me up in the comments below – or get in touch via Instagram or Goodreads.

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